A case study is presented in which software developers with traditional mainframe skills transitioned to a distributed computing environment that used object-oriented frameworks to encapsulate the complexities inherent in a distributed computing environment. Based upon this initial anecdotal study, there appears to be benefit in using object oriented frameworks to encapsulate complexities inherent in a distributed computing environment as a technique in easing the transition to this type of computing environment for software developers with traditional mainframe based skills.
Northey, Jim, "Easing the Transition to Distributed Computing Using Object-Oriented Application Frameworks" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 233.